The Science Fiction Book Club’s second jump into alternate history will be His Majesty’s Dragon by Naomi Novik. In this version of the Napoleonic Wars, dragons are an integral part of warfare. That part is fantasy, but the book is still very much grounded in politics, history, and combat.
Novik is an award-winning author most recently known for Uprooted and Spinning Silver. His Majesty’s Dragon was her first published book. Two of the sequels, Throne of Jade and Black Powder War were released in the months following His Majesty’s Dragon. The three books together won Novik a Locus Award in 2007 for First Novel. His Majesty’s Dragon was also nominated for a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2007.
You can find His Majesty’s Dragon at your local public library or through interlibrary loan.
We look forward to chatting with you about His Majesty’s Dragon on Thursday, March 21st at 2pm in Library 314.